A promising former three-star redshirt freshman, Tre Allison has decided to move on from the Syracuse Orange football program. According to Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey, Allison stated that the move is for “personal reasons.” CuseNation was first to report the news that Allison was in the transfer portal.
Allison, part of a strong 2018 recruiting class, flipped from SMU to Syracuse in December 2017. He was one of two Texas additions in that class, along with quarterback Chance Amie, who also transferred out this offseason.
This makes it three linebackers that have transferred out this offseason — with Allison joining Nadarius Fagan and Tim Walton on the way out. On top of that, Shyheim Cullen was also ruled ineligible due to academics and he’ll enter the NFL’s supplemental draft instead.
Though Allison was not slated to take on a huge role in 2019, he was seemingly slated for a larger role down the line.
TNIAAM will get into the linebacker position in the coming weeks’ preview series, but right now it seems seniors Andrew Armstrong and Lakiem Williams are slated as the first-string pairing at the linebacker position. Sophomore Juan Wallace and redshirt sophomore Tyrell Richards are listed behind them, with early-entree freshmen Mikel Jones and Lee Kpogba likely to see the field in the fall as well.
Including a spot for sixth-year senior DB Antwan Cordy, Syracuse has filled 83 of 85 scholarship positions, leaving the possibility of a graduate transfer very much open. Cordy, who did not participate in spring practices, has worked with the team in offseason programs. One would figure if Cordy rejoins the starting lineup, it would be as a nickel back with the starting safety positions locked up between Evan Foster and All-American Andre Cisco.